“DEEP RIVER” – The Art of the Spiritual

Sat, May 21 at 7:15 pm Sandy Spring Friends School 16923 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD Free admission Kevin Deas, bass-baritone Joseph Horowitz, piano Sandy Spring Friends School Chorus conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez Produced by PostClassical Ensemble This one-of-a-kind scripted concert, featuring the resplendent Kevin Deas, uses historic films and recordings to tell how Harry […]

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2015-16 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

(For COMPLETE season information, click HERE) AMERICAN MUSIC: AN ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVE PostClassical Ensemble dedicates its 2015-16 season to exploring neglected byways of the American musical experience. DEEP RIVER – The Art of the Spiritual November 7, 2015 with Kevin Deas CHARLES IVES’S AMERICA November 20 and 22, 2015 with William Sharp and Steven Mayer CELEBRATING LOU […]

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SCHNYDERFEST

APRIL 30 – MAY 1, 2016 The Swiss-American composer Daniel Schnyder is a master of stylistic fusion; his influences range from Bach and the demonic Schubert to Kurt Weill and Duke Ellington. He is most recently the composer of Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, premiered by Opera Philadelphia and acclaimed in the New York Times (“a pulsing, […]

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BERNARD HERRMANN FESTIVAL

A towering figure in 20th century American music, Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975) has long been stigmatized as a “Hollywood composer.” Though he is our supreme composer for film (Citizen Kane, Vertigo, North by Northwest, etc.), his concert output remains unknown. Working with the legendary Norman Corwin, he was also America’s foremost radio composer, and conductor of […]

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CELEBRATING LOU HARRISON

Mar 12, 2016 The Indonesian Connection “The brilliant young American violinist Tim Fain brought technical finesse, lyrical ardor and cagey control to his alluring performance” – The New York Times   Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7:30 pm The Indonesian Embassy in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy Tim Fain, violin Michael Boriskin, piano Bill Alves, speaker […]

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“REDES” DVD LAUNCH

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm Mexican Cultural Institute with PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez and presentations by Roberto Kolb Neuhaus: Revueltas and Redes Terri Weissmann: Paul Strand and Redes Lorenzo Candelaria: Redes and El Paso’s upcoming “Copland and Mexico” Festival Joseph Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordóñez on the making of Redes (with film […]

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CHARLES IVES’ AMERICA

This event has already occurred. Click here to read the review in the Washington Post. November 20 and 22, 2015 William Sharp, baritone Steven Mayer, piano Georgetown University Orchestra conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez Produced by PostClassical Ensemble   PART ONE: Friday, Nov. 20, 1:15 pm McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University Charles Ives: Songs Free admission A […]

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DEEP RIVER – THE ART OF THE SPIRITUAL

This event has already occurred. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, 8 pm University of the District of Columbia Theater Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts * Kevin Deas, bass-baritone Washington Performing Arts Men & Women of the Gospel Choir Heritage Signature Chorale Angel Gil-Ordóñez and Stanley Thurston, conductors   Peter Bogdanoff, video artist Scripted and directed by […]

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